UGA swimmer Shannon Vreeland has been chosen as the 2013-14 Southeastern Conference H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Golfer Cory Whitsett from the University of Alabama was named the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Chosen by a committee of faculty athletics representatives from the SEC universities, Vreeland and Whitsett each will receive $15,000 postgraduate scholarships from AT&T and the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Vreeland, an Overland Park, Kansas, native, is a double major in economics and international affairs and is on target to graduate in December. She currently holds a 3.83 GPA. Vreeland was named a recipient of the Ramsey Scholarship for Academic and Athletic Excellence and chosen as the recipient of the Lisa Coole Memorial Scholarship. She is a past member of the Capital One Academic All-America and CSCAA Scholar All-America squads.
Vreeland is a member of the UGA Honors Program and is in Palladia, the Student Government Association, the UGA Leadership Academy, Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa.
Named to the SEC and Athletic Director honor rolls, Vreeland serves as a swimming and diving representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was chosen for the SEC Community Service Team.